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I jT foL LXV.-HO, 239. NEW YORK. WEDNESDAY, APRIL, 2 7,lB08.-COPYRIGHT. 1898, IlV THE SUN PBlNtlliO AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION ' PRICE WO f.FNTS ' "' I
IS Meet spain on the sea.
Uj F TAL AUTHORITIES IMVDTXtfO rut:
jL u 1 MAX OTHTltAXJSaT.
llv Itlta Bpen Want Spain trey 0e with
Ml ..J Bar fleet at Iks (.'ant V.rfle I.tant--lt I.
ij I Tntnaht That the Pelayo May n. with (he
K J Carlte V. In the JT.rlh Atlaatle'-Plan In
fc J ljatl.ii Planting lkU an the Ceaat la He-
V i I '" " A"0" Kartk lutrae Seaming
0) I Vttal ta P BsUbltibed rar Oat at f.
? WisniHOTOU, April 2U.--The next Important
wl""' tategleal movement ot tlto United States naval
11 jcea In tho Atlantto will depend on lnfonuv
V, in concerning the whereabouts of SpanUh vet-
Yfl Until a, few days ago tho Navy Department
My aa confident that tho buttleihlp Pelayo iron at
lf ..Vincent, and that tho armored cruiser Carlos
?t . was on her way from Forrol to that port This
'ML v nfldcncA was baaed on official Information.
W lie report that the Polayo had reached Ht
I 8 j lincent caused much surprise at tho depart-
'J'' lept os only a few days provlom to Its receipt a
If ' luaiworlhy despatch had como that the Polayo
,i a Just started rrora8paln. Now.howerer.Itts
j, UeredthatthoPelayotenotatBt Vincent. She
,vjfL -obably proceeded at the rato Of ten knots an
j iur, an economical rato of speed, and could
& tve) roached the Capo Verdo Islands in aaTon I
t iya, barrlnr aocldenta and . unfavorable 1
K- I nattier. I
St I Taking for granted tho accuracy of tho press
fcf sports that the Pelaro left Cadiz on April 7,
L!W s na hfcd plenty ot time to Join tho other
jg7 paniah vessels at St Vincent, but the Navy
E, lepartment Is willing to wait another dny
M.J r 'two for news of her arrlrnl there boforo
WJ iking action to prevent a surprise. There
tyj i a United 8tates Consul at 8t. Vincent, and
ff nlesa the Portuguese Government, out of a.
If- ' rtendly feeling for fepaln, has suppressed hi
pi.' ! espatchea to the State Department aa to tho
In panlsh fleot there Is no reason why
'' , ha Oorernment should not be notified
V ' fomptly of tho movements ot the formidable
I " panlso naval fores now at that port. No such
f : mttngency is suspected, howover. Presa de-
f, latches which tho Navy Department-believes
f ) authentic have been received from St Yin-
j nt tolling that the Spaclih squadron Is still
','( ) (ire. Nothing has been heard from the Consul
V, ' It several days, and the Navy Department has
yrf JjVed. the State Department to have him mnko
ujtiff tsquent reports. If only to assure thla Govern-
It? lent thkt tho Spanish ships have not left
A- ; mio Admlhlstratlon Is suspicious that the
h uadron at Cape Verde la being: retained tbcro
f ) draw the attention of the United States from
Uyl a movements of the Pelayo, Carlos V., and
K I J Her Spanish armored ships. No definite
tfl formation as to the purpose of the last
ill .filed vessels has been received, but the
' val strategists would not be surprised to learn
''i at tho Intention of Spain Is to sond a force ot
Y Mela to the northern coast of this country to
iM mbard Important cities.. It was to off-
i .. any suoh movement that tho programme
W plained in THE Buir this mornlntr was
Vf1 ransed. This provides for the withdrawal,
5 necessary, Ot the six armorclads under Adml-
R Sampioa's command from blockadlnir duty
;' a central'-point on the Atlantic coast, wbero
If ly could eoneentrata north or south, aa exi-
if; icy may determine, to meat the Snanlsh fleet
i Cuban waters or those ot tho New England
A Middle States.
f;g 'be first movement of United States vessels,
? I Vccordaneo with the precautlodary plan, waa
Tf fUd,Oii Columbia and-' Jllnhtopolls 'tO'Ne W
1'j 'rtodportB(iWjhera they' will watch for the
wi pearon co o'tba. enemy. They wilt boasaslsted
f' coating work by the Harvard, YalotSU Paul.
vf ISt Souls, and the six ships under the cora-
faVf d f Cdmmodoro Howell, conatltutlng the
f lular patrol squadron.
MJi b news' to-day from Queenstown that the
Vjll Jr.rlan steamship Ponnland had met the Carlos
iflf r(n Sunday morning 300 miles from that
Jl5 llB0pe westward at full speed, was
i'-ll Hlvedywlth much Interest by the officials
Jffkl ftaNftvy Department. While details of latl-
lj - aand'.longltudo are lacking in tbeQueens-
11 ' n despatch, the fact that the Pennland was
f f" nd from Philadelphia Indicates, they say,
' t the Carlos Y. was taking a northerly
IIK rso and was certainly not bound for the
WS i l Indies, tho Canaries, or the Cape Verde
WS to inftrmatlon of the Navy Department Is
Br ( the CaHosy. left Ferrol between April 17
f' 420.! The resolutions of Congress directing
Kth president to intervene were finally adopted
m Von the morning of April 10. Spalnrealtxed
Wyf tat time that war was inevitable, and the
I oa VJ must have left vi 1th that knowledge
ily Ihitrtctlons deDendent on It. Naval officers
U'jj ire hat she would not make an attack on
I I American city alone and unaldod, and they
I f atdOfbt that If an offonslve movement is
I h oinplftted that the Carlos Is In company
I i bluer Spanish vessels, oneof which lain all
I lability tho Pelayo. A strategical more-
II t of Home of the fighting vessels of the
I j ted States may bo expected in a few days if
I Idltt&nal information is received as to the
1 ; ' reabouts ot the Carlos and the Pelayo.
I a warning of the Spanish Government that
Mi Drat' blow will bo struck by Spain In
Qj iiarfer unexpected by the United States
SHI J nit been lost on the strategists
o rVavy Department, and some ot them are
nod to believe that the beginning of hostlli-
in th water will take place off tbo north-
0 toast of this country.
4l (great apprehension exists over the safety
pf lersjiis. If the Carlos V. is tryinsr to catch
yl jimerleirt liner ahewlllhavoto make a great
X t to do it. The Carlos V. can make nine-
'M ' ' knot at natural and twenty knots
j forced draft. She can steam 13,000
ft ' ttjlO knots. The regular sea speed of the
s Is SO knots, but sho Is probably proceeding
n mtle Atlantic at ber full speed of 31 knots,
m ' would show a clean pair of heel to tho
l(fnfr'frOm the Information furnished by
Hi 'eunUnd'e Cnptaln.the Carlos V.was on tha
Hj ke Jn!Innrlly takes by tho American liners,
H v F? In ti rno 'rrct,on tKen bJ the
H i"i rnninndca Bchley'a three armored vessels,
BSf IBtookljm, MaasaLhusetts, and Texas, are
Wmik lUfT'cpe with the Pelayo and Carlos V.
ml j any other ships that may be with
M! pi,' Only a few Huanlih ahlpt be-
jO i is the two whose namaa are glveu were
Hiw )1!,b' 'or rvlc, omtttlpg of course tbo
Hy tirfnl sqnadiun at Bt. Vincent. Augmented
WWti nf San Kranclaco and tbe New Orleans, the
jlar naval cruisers ot Commodoro Howell's
P Mi "Iron, thV armored vessels of tho flying
ll ' dron would be able to worst tbls Spaulih
tlWl lumbarof retired ofticert of tbr.nayy were
lM S V ordered, to duty at tha Nary Department.
'' ngtoe'so la Capt, A, T, Malau, the naval
Uem wlt, who, aa Tub Ecn told this morning,
Mh .becomo a member of tha' Naval Strategy
jjmw ablemtsiagawes tent him at Homo this
llliv ' boon dlrKjtlng him to return home at once,
MMj'fl '7 U ofQoars on doty at the Dureau of
jBji ration art (9 be ordered to sea and their
WM V filled by those on tbe retired Un.
Ml J t retired member of tha Engineer Corps
mPtf (notified to-day that their aervlcea ware re-
mid ! b' the Government la tho Uuroau of
Hf' vauatak Wakl ta W.wr.oaa-
H Ua4 ceatl.
bbK OWA. If. 8 April 38. No word has been
K5sV",Br',.,lnr epanlab warship on the
Rs jfWi41t4ciat. BhlpplB(rmeubeUavtho
Brakli Mli asaMalaiaal" - 'I tj, -
CArxvitB or tub rut an a.
The Haacrsva atappia tier Twenty Miles from
Kkt Wut, April ad.-TheU. B, a Manarova
brought tha Spanish steamship Panama Into
this port this morning as a prize. Tha vessel
was caught about S o'clock last evening twenty
miles from Havana. Sho was bound for Havana
from New York, and carried supplies for tha
Her coming was expected, and thevesselaof
the blockading squadron were on tha lookout
for her. Tho Mangrove fired nehot, to which
tbo Panama paid no attention. She slowed
down at tho second shot, and at tha third aha
stopped. The battleship Indiana was three miles
away, but, hoaxing tbe shot, she steamed up.
Defore she arrtvod Ensign Dayton went from
tho Mangrove with two men to tho Panama aa
prize master. The Indiana sent Naval Cadet
Knlconor and flfteon marines to bring the ship
In. They started for here, where they arrived
at 11:30 o'clock this morning. Tho crew and
passengor took the matter calmly, except ono
man, who attempted to jump overboard before
the marines got aboard. Ha was restrained.
Thcro was no trouble In bringing tho ship In, her
crew doing all the work. The Mangrove con
The Mangrove and Indiana will divide the
prise money, no other blockading ship having
been in sight. Tho Panama did not know of a
blockade and showed her regular lights. The
passengers at first thought tha Mangrove waa a
Spanish ship, and congratulated themselves.
Two hundred and thirty Spaniards aro on the
ten captured ships In this harbor. The Govern
ment has rented a largo house for them In tha
city. They will bokeptatGovernmentoxpense.
Tho Newport captured the sloop Paquate and
tho schooner Pirlneo off Havana and towed them
Tho representatives of the Spanish line here
had hurried the loading and sailing of the Pan
ama as much as possthlo and hoped that she
would roach Havana before a blockade was In
stituted or hostilities begun, and. though they
failed, It was the result of tho quick progress of
events rather than of any delay at this end, Tha
ship made a quick trip, considering the size of
her cargo. Tho Panama was to have been
taken by our Government after this trip for an
auxiliary cruiser. The cargo consisted mainly ot
provisions for the Spanish army in Cuba.
J. P. Rohl, representing J. M. Ceballos & Co.,
agonts of tbe line, said that no notice had been
received from Capt. Quevedoot the seizure of
tbe Panama. Tho boat is an iron steamship ot
l,3i7 tons, 331 feet 4 Inches long 3i feet 3
inches beam, and 21 feet 0 Inches in depth. She
waa built In Glasgow In 187S.
"The Panama Is valued at between $30,000
and 933,000," said Mr. Rohl, "and her cargo Is
worth about 550,000."
At the company's office on Pier 10, East River,
no word had been received of the capture ex
ccpt through tbe newspapers.
Somo insurance was placed on the Panama's
cargo In this city at war rates of 7h to 10 per
cont. Whether they will be a dead loss to the
underwriters remains to be seen
"Goods that can be shown to bo the property
ot Spanish merchants," said Mr. Chubb of the
Now York Marine Insurance Association, "will
bo condemned. That la, if on goods shipped by
Americans to Spaniards the title has passed, tbe
purchase price paid, then the goods are sellable.
If the title has not passed, the goods are free.
On shipments to Mexican porta, unless tho goods
aro consigned to Spaniards, they are free."
President Raven of the Atlantic Mutual
CompanyrbeUeves that tha whole cargo will be- .
"Tho Panama Is a Spanish liner ship and was
trying to run the blockade," he said yesterday,
"arid It seems to me she Is a regular war cap
ture. We have ho Insurance bn the Panama,
but, my opinion Is the whole cargo will bo con
fiscated. Of course the whole matter will have
to bo anjudlcatod by the Admiralty court, It
seems to me, however, that a state of war ex
isting, no Amerilcan has a right to ship goods
to tbe enemy with that condition, and I do not
think that tho Government will recognize any
such claim," '
BYANiAima in nrrxTco.
Capt. HleXeal Says Pinna Are Delng Made far
nalda In Texas.
Ausrcf, Tex., April 20. Capt. J. a McNeel,
the ex-ranger Captain, who Is known through
out Texas, to-day applied to Gov. Culberson for
authority to organize a company ot Texas cav
alry to be mustered Into tho United States
service for duty In Cuba. The applica
tion will bo acted upon later. Capt. Mc
Neel has Just returned from MexIco.where Be has
resided for a year. He says that tho Spaniards
of Mexico are preparing to conduct a guerrilla
warfare along the border of Texas. Most of the
Spaniards living in Mexico aro possessed of
wealth, and they are prepared to pay well for
volunteers In the proposed filibustering expe
ditions. It Is tbelr plan to employ desperate
men and have them make raids into Texas for
tha purpose of destroying property.
The Mexican Government is alive to the
situation and will do all In its power to prevent
tho organization ot tbe proposed filibustering
expedition on Mexican soil. Steps to this end
have already been taken by the massing of
several thousand Mexican troops aio3g the Rio
Gr-ndo border. President Diaz and all the chief
officials of tbe Mexican Government, as well as
most of tha citizens ot that country, are In sym
pathy with the United Btatct In tbo war with
Fouit apAifiau axzAnaiiira.
Tney Are nound for Ilamvton n.aOs, ani
I'ucIb San Hansels to Caleb nm or Tnaat.
NEwronT News, April 20. -An examination
of tbe books of tho various steamship agents in
tbls city reveals tho fact that there are four
Spanish ateamsblpa which are bound for Hamp
ton Roada from Southern porta. All these
steamers left port before tbe war began, and It
Is probable that their masters know nothing of
the existing state of affairs. Naval officers are
calculating on having tha Stars and Stripes take
tbe place of the Spanish flag on at least two or
three of tbe vessels.
The vessels now being watched for by the
ships In Hampton Roads aro the Bonita, from
Galveston; Alicia, from Pensacola; Graclo, from
Pensacola, and Puerto Rico, from New Orleans.
There was a report current here to-night to
tho effect that one of the vessels of tha flying
squadron bad sailed from Old Point, but an In
vestigation proves the report to be falss, all of
tho vessels being anchored in the roads.
Giir.AT NEira rnoxt jjcakoo.
He Saia a SpanUli tiimuuit. t'.uia.llod a
rank V.uol la IW lire.
Kal Cell Dtuotcli It Tus gu.
M.Diun, April 2G. Captain-General Blanco
telegraphs tula evening that the situation is un
changed at Havana. Ho saya that five Ameri
can warships approached Mariano to-day,
He also says that the Spanish gunboat UJora
compelled an American torpedo-boat destroyer
to retreat from the harbor at Cardunas.
BVASlHll LIEUTENANT OAPZUItHJ).
The Clatluaaail Cantarea 14.nl. reare Per
nnnars an m liana.
Uet West. Flo,, April 20,-IJsut. Pedro rar
nandex ot the Spanish army waa captured by
tbe Cincinnati on a small sloop this morning
and taken to tha flagship.
The nowa waa brought by tbe torpfda boat
Oar Wavy t'emalrle,
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MON DA V WITH THE FLEET.
vvn tQUAnnox arniiAv ovr ioo
JTjftrs at.oxq ran coast.
It tra. UHe a Pay In Jnne Off anf tiitU a ad
tka Meet 8.114 Gently an tka awll-Ta
una Taeht Vntntaatleaallr Bcart fc Small
saalsli tinrrli.n Half ta nralk-Tha Ynlrhl
Want laahera ta Oak at Small rart,
Twalre.rt Urs rrm Havana, when tka (Jar
risen. naknl Their Iterate aa4 Trent
'Baliunakhtgn mate Daok aa tba Vaiitkl
rat faB.a A Tiny Cnkan Wekeaaer rerralled
ana Then Tarns Ise by ike Admiral.
KJtr West. April 2& Yesterday (Monday)
waa a quirt day with the blockading squadron
off Havana. Tub Son'a yacht arrived as tits
first purple streak ot dawn showed In the east
At that hour all tba divisions were stretched out
along tha coast as In the night formation, so that
tba line extended from beyond Cardenas on that
aast to tha westward ot Martel, over 100 miles.
The woatber was Ilka a morning In Juno off
Sandy Hook. Tbara was a lo w s Jrell on tba tea,
over which tha ships rolled In laty fashion whllo
tiny rlpctas lapped their aides. Only nne tor
pedo boat was In sight at first tba Porter but
as tbe tun rose It waa apparent that that had
been cruising about aa usual, keeping tbe gaps
between tha ships closed.
Soon after noon tbo gunboat Wilmington was
seen coming from tho oast with a tiny schooner
In tow, but before the had arrived within three
miles of tbe flagship tho latter'algnalledhcr fb
follow and headed straight Inihoro with Juruco
Core, twelve miles east of Havana, under ber
bow. The Sen's yacht trailed after until tho
stopped, three or four miles off shore, wben tha
yacht bald on until only a mile from tba sandy
beach. At the bottom of this cove the
land lies low and the wide gulch at tha
rear opens through a low, rounded range
of bills to a volley whero cane fields
could be seen, with a range of somowhat
rugged mountains in the distance Near the
beach stood tha white ruins of nn old stono
house. To the eastward tbe hillside seemed
utterly wild and Is covered with scrubby Um
ber. West of the gulch tha hill rose gradually
to a height of 200 feet or more. At a distance
of mile from the shore, on a rounded crest,
stood a huge house, apparently stono, with a
smaller house on the side and a five-foot stone
wall around the wide yard. To the cast of tba
houso and within tho yard were two rows of
tents or two long awnings. When looking at
the house from a position Just north, a huga
archway was seen to run through It There
were a number of pinnacles about the crest of
tho walls, and apparently portholes In the sec
ond story, though thla could not be definitely
determined. A winding cart road ran up tho
westerly side of tbe knoll whore this houso
stood, while another cart road, straight and
fair, but grass-grown, ran from tho beach up
-tiDrSIIlTd le west ot the bill where the houso
The beach In front of all this Is smooth,
sandy, and easy for landing when tha water la
smooth: but Just' off shore the water Is too
shoal for any craft but ronboats. while the
chart shows dangerous rocks a half mile or
more from tha beach.
As tbe yacht turned to tha west to arold these
rocks and ran parallel with the beach, and just
as one reporter who had been In Cuba was say
ing to another that the big bouse on the hill
bad been converted Into a Spanish fort, a sud
den commotion was seen about tbe house.
Several men wero running to and fro outside of
tbe yard on the east side. They soon disap
peared behind the yard, but, a mlnuto later,
eight mounted men come from tho oast side
and two from the west and all want lanipplng
down back of tho hill. They plainly faared that
the yacht was about to bombard the tort.
Having remained opposite the deserted fOrt
for a few minutes, tha yacht turned out to sea,
and as she draw away the garrison returned,
walking their horses.
Aa the yacht returned to the flagship , the
Wilmington brought up her prize In tow. It
was n dinky schooner called tho Sol of Sagua.
There were threo men In the crew, and tS
cargo was 1,000 bags of crude sugar bound to
Havana. Ensign Claude Ralloy bod tbe Prize In
charge. The crew crouthrd on the tattrall In
dejected fashion while the officer went to report
to tho Admiral; hut a few minutes later the
officer returned, took the prlzo crew Into his
boat and started for tho Wilmington. Then
tho crew Jumped up and In a Jiffy had the
schooner's three sails set and beaded east
toward homo. Tbey wore Cubans, and were re
leased on the promise to keep away from Ha
vana. Then tba flagship ran ont till ten miles from
tbe beach, headed westward, and kept the
wheels turning enough- to maintain a position
off Juruco Cove. Tbo Wilmington bold to
southeast and halt way to tbe baach, while the
Indiana appeared four or Ave miles outside tha
Thereafter llttla was dona until nightfall,
when the British steamer Luellllen, coming
from Havana, was overhauled and boarded by
tho flagship. She rarrlod about fifty Cubans an
route to tba United State. Theso cheered tie
'American flag lustily aa the New York come
alongside. Tbey iatd no rlotlug had yet oc
curred In Havana, but tbey wore glad to get
ont and avarybody there was anxious to leavo
JGAIXSX TUB HOLLAND.
trait? Btard, Mr. rWo.ev.lt Dlw.ntlut,
porl. Arnln.t Iluylng Ibe Vessel.
WaaTtixoTo.s, April 20. John P. Holland was
present nt tba meeting of the Naval Strategy
Hoard this morning and explained tho work
ings of bis now submarine boat Tho board de
cided to report adversely on the advisability of
purchasing tho vessel, but one of Its members,
Mr. Roosevelt, made a minority recommenda
tion to tho Bacretary of tha Navy, taking the
ground that tbe Holland should be secured by
the United State, aa tha French Govtrnmtnt la
trying to buy ber,
Mr. Holland told tbe board that he would
take thq submarine boat to Havana Harbor arid
throw dynamite Into tho city. He offered to do
this with bis own crew.
Uulekeal ta Tata, ana Hey Wrsl.
The Atlaatlp coast Una and VUat 8rtm In r-k-atctlou
with rvanaylvaaia M. 0, DaMa daUy !.
vlct. TJW"Vcfc J"iluieu can la fn lane, tin
ova rzzcx aonii jp Manila,
l.ravtt tka China Vtatt Tt-aay rar tbt Phlllt.
Tftal Cmbl4 DujxxUhet t Tat Sci.
IJo.tfl Ko.fo. April 30. It la announce! that
tha American fleet will sail to-morrow from
Mlrs Bay, near Hong Koog, for Manila, where
active operations are expocted In a few days. A
number of Insurgents, who were, deported from
tha Philippine Islands, will accompany tba fleet
Tbe Ksmeralda brought 000 rat ugata, mostly
Chinese, from Manila, She reports that all Amer
can vessala at tha Philippine Islands puttosia
on March 33. Tba British Consul at Manila la
caring for tbe lntorests ot tha Americans there,
and, It necessary, they can find refuge on
prltltli vessels. Ouns have been taken from
Spanish ahlpa to aid la tbe defence of theelty.
The fortifications ore useless, the guns are of
obsolete types, and ammunition Is scanty, Tba
torpedoes and mints gnnrdlng tha port tra ot
Despite official denials, tbe Insurgents con
tinue to raid tho town on tho Island of Luton.
Tba appearance of tha American wartMps will
be tba signal for tbo Insurgent to descend upon
Consul Williams Is now on board tbo Amer
ican flagship Olympla at Mlrs Day, whithor ha
Started shortly after his arrival In Hong Kong.
Madrid, April 20. An official announcement
was made to-day regarding tho movements of
tba American fleet which. It Is Understood hero.
Is under orders to bombard Manila. It says!
"An American squadron, consisting of vessels
of no great Importance, la approaching Manila.
There la much publlo enthusiasm at that place,
and tbe Inhabitants are preparing to resist with
Tha Corrcspcndentla dt Etpana, tha Minis
terial organ, la much perplexed by tha action of
tho United States In granting delay to Spanish
vessels in American ports to dear with their
cargoes. It asks: " What la tha meaning of thla
moderation after so many provocations I Does
America want to gain time I"
Other newspapers make caustlo comments on
President McKlnley's tardy hesitations and
scruples. They scoff at tbe slowness of the
operations of the American squadrons, which,
tbey declare, shows that they are inadequately
organized and Incapable of seriously taking tha
On the other hand, military and financial dr
oits feel much nnxlotv orer tho courso tha
United States Is pursuing, fearing that the
Americans intend ti protraot the war until
tbelr preparations are altogether complete,
which will not be until autumn, and in the
meantime blockading the colonies. Intercepting
communications, and Increasing Spain's finan
In tbo Chamber ot Deputies to-day
Sofior Pofgcarver, Minister ot Finance,
read the financial statement for tho com
ing year. The credit for I'val expenses
is placed at 00,000,000 pesetas somewhat loss
than 518,000,000), while the credits tor tho gen
eral expenses of the war are unlimited, the Gov
ernment pledging all thofetoUrces. properties,
and rents of the nation to obtain money.
Tbe Government bas also arranged for the
conversion ot the exterior debt Into an Interior
debt. Holders of the oxterlor debt will be In
vited to accept or refuse conversion at will. A
bonus of 10 per cent and tho payment of cou
pons In coin wherever the holders aro domlcilod
are held out as inducements to agree to tha
The Government's financial projects aro not
favorably received at the Stock Exchange.
Tbo budget for 1898-09 shows expenditures ot
S05.S08.774 pesetas, and receipts of 870,014,
U ANIL A IN If A NO BR.
Insarients .via Me a Aranad tha Clly-.ltatsaera
Sfial CabU Dupate la Tax Sen.
Londov, April 20. A despatch to the Keening
Standard aajs that the Philippine Insurgents
are massing around tbe city ot Manila, and a
massacre of the Spaniards there Is feared.
OVlt CONSUL LEAVES MANILA.
Mr. Ullllam. Arrlte. nt Bong Kong nu the
Sjvcfif Cable THipaloh to Tilt Sor.
Hono KoN-o, April 20 (10:33 A. M.)-The
steamer Ksmeralda has arrived here from
Manila with United States Consul Williams on
lilSMANlZtNO TUE SOUBBS.
Rnstaad Wan'l 11 Iltr Btpart aad aba Moat
RtnMln at ralmmiln.
Special CabU Dwntchet ta Tna Sex.
Falmouth. Kngland, April 20. The Somers It
now being dismantled.
Flvesslrora arrived hero from London at nn
early hour this morning and In answer tn In
quiries by customs officers admitted that they
bad como for the purpose of shipping on board
tbo United States torpedo boat Somers. The
customs officers Immediately escorted tha men
to the Sailors' Home, whero they were Informed
that If they left the building they would be lia
ble to arrest In the meantime tbe customs of
ficers hao telegraphed to the Foreign Office
for Instructions. One of the sailors is an Amer
ican and tho others aro Scandinavians.
Lonpox, April 30. Commander Coke of the
Hritlsh warship Ganges and Commander Hazel
tine of tha United Etatea torpedo boat Sonera
aronow on board the Gonsrei in Falmouth har
bor dtacuMlng the situation ot tboSoniere. Tha
authorities notified Commander Hardline on
Saturday that the Somen could not leave port
during the period ot the war unless aha took
her departure within tbo time expiring yester
day afternoon. The reason that tha Honiara did
not avail herself rt the benefit of tbe twenty
four hours' neutrality notice la that she had not
a full orew and tba Knllatment act operated
against ber obtaining on.
LIEUT. JtOWAN LANDS IN CUBA.
Drtallrd lo Arrant with Ik Insurgents far
- aa tnvnalaa t tka Island.
Kingston, Jamaica, April 20. Acting under
Orders from the War Department, I.I.ut. An
drow S. Rowan of tho Nineteenth Infantry wna
landed on tho oosst of Cuba early yesterday
morning. Ha landed probably west of Santi
ago from an open sailboat with Cuban gutdaa.
Llsut Rowan la on his way to tba camp of
Gen. Cailxto Garcia, and waa detailed to ar
range for the caoutratlon of tbo Insurgents In
iui Invasion of eastern Cube, by the United
UeutHowan speaks Spanish and la familiar
wllhOqb. Ue ltttWasfllixstan April 0,b-
Ui. atiiiBtyrwttiBiuf totyefatek y
Spain Sends a Squadron to the
IN THE TRACK OF THE LINERS
Seen on Sunday and Monday by
the Pennland and Majestic.
The Majeatlo Hat tha apaaiah Hatlleahls Ptlaya
Bt Hiaalibt In utnraay and. TOre. Torpid.
(Mais' Catalan trtst-abn Altaatet tba Paris
Early an Ileqday Slarnlng Oho If Ilea West
el Qu.eastewn-On Innday Mornlac tha
Pennland M.t the Cml.er Xasntrader Carina
V, 000 Rlllta vrttt or uenatewn, Cine
""I ht Ten pees TTaa aha Atltr tha Tt.
ptka and Parl.l-The Topeha, nt That
Time, Bh.ald HavoB.cn TOO Mile. Pnnher
West The I rle Is Utllevea ta Be all night,
hat YT Need Rot Kipeet Ber an Friday,
Sjxclal OoM. D4patcb taint Sex.
Qubehbtoww, Aprlf 27. The White 8tar Una
steamer Majestic, from New York for Liver
pool, arrived here at 12:18 thla morning.
Passengers who landed here say that at mid
night on Saturday, whep about 1,700 miles
west ot Queeustown, the Majestto passed a
battleship and tbree torpedo boats bound west
and It Is prosumed that tbey were Spanish
Theso reports socm to tally with other advices
that the Spanish battleship Pelayo, which
sailed ostensibly for Bt Vincent, was really de
spatched with torpedo boats for tho American
At 4 o'clook Monday morning the Majeatlo
met the American line steamer Paris, bound
west In latitude 48" 52', longitude 29' 0',
which la about 880 miles west ot Queenstown.
London. April 20. Confidential Information
which has bean furnished to Tub Sex's corre
spondent regarding the secret instructions
given to Capt Watkins ot the American line
steamer Parts enables him to say that tha Parla
will reach her destination safely In due time.
No anxiety need be felt if the steamer doea not
arrive at New York on Friday, when sho would
be due under ordinary circumstances: indeed,
It Is preotlotlly certain that sbowill not reach
Sandy Hook on tbat day. ,
It would be Indiscreet to give any further
hint.df tha-lbtaaded-movements of tbe Paris.
Meantime, It Is already known that she escaped
tbe flrsl trap tho Spaniards had laid for her.
Tho principal warship assigned to catch the
big liner was tho cruiser Emperador Carlos V.
The Belgian steamer Pennland, from Philadel
phia for Liverpool, which arrived at Queens
town to-day, reported baring eeen nothing ot
tho Paris, but on Sunday morning she sighted
the Emperador Carlos Y which was tben going
westward at her highest speed. She was In the
usual track of transatlantic vessels. Tha
cruiser mado no attempt to molest the Penn
land. It was undoubtedly because she was In
quest ot larger game that tbo Spaniard did not
molest tbe Pennland. Tbe point where the
latter passed the crulsor was neatly 300 miles
west ot Queenesown. Tba Paris would have
bean In that neighborhood early Sunaay morn
ing If ahe had followed ber usual course after
passing the Lizard at midnight on Friday.
As a matter ot fact, honevar, she was a good
long way off her usual course, and It is utterly
Impossible that the crnlser could have found
her thereafter. Moreover. If she had been cap
tured by another warship she would have been
taken Into the nearest Spanish part before this.
A despatch from Kingston, Jamaica, tlatcd
lost evontng, says: "A Spanish crulsor Is lying
off Jamaica, hoping to catch the American liner
Paris. A Spanish fleet is rapidly approaching
tho United .States squadron off Havana. The
American squadron consists of Ave vessels,
which aro awaiting the arrival of two additional
Our little new second-class proteotcd cruiser
Topoke, nblch tho Carlos V. may bo after, left
ralmouth, England, at 0 o'clock, Tuesday, April
18. She ta of German build, but waa made
over by the Thames Iron Company a year or
more ago. Slia la supposed to be capable of
sixteen knots an hour. She is 2Sp feet long and
3S feet wide. She was built for an armament ot
six 4.7-Inch guns ond ten small rnpld-flre gnns.
Whvn she first sailed from England, on April 0,
it was said that sho would take aboard her guns
ami ammunition outside British waters. She
twice put back to Falmouth on account of tho
unseaworthiness of the torpodo boat Somers,
which had started with her. The cabled nens
about her has said nothing definitely of her
being armed, though It bas been intimated tbat
sho was able to defend the gamers from capture
by a Spanish cruiser. TboTopcka Is commanded
by Lieut John J. Knapp. V, tt. N,, with an Eng
lish crew. If she made two-thirds of ber sup
posed top speed she would have been 730 miles
west of the point whero tho Imperador Carloa
V, wna sighted Sunday.
The Emperador Carloa V. la In armament equal
to the Vlscaya, but Is not so heavily armored.
6b9 has two 11-tncb rifles in turrets, ten S.B-lneh
qulck-flrln; guns, four a.lMncb guns, two 2.7
Inch guns, four 2.2-Inch guns, nnd two machine
guns. Kho was launched in 1BD3. She Is forty
feet longer than the Vlscaya ami more than 2,000
tons bigger, having a displacement of 0,233
tons. She can do about 17 Unoia. Sho Is about
as big as tho cruiser Brooklyn. 'Her armor belt
Is only two Inches thick, but her deck hose's
Inch plating, and her gun positions lo-lnih
plating. The Brooklyn's belt Is from 3to7a
Inches, her deck plating Is 0.3 Inches, and her
gun positions bavo from 8 to 3 Inches of pitting,
Tho Brooklyn carries eight 8-Inch guns, twelve
3-Inch qnlck-flrtng, twelve O-poundern, -I 1
pouiiders, and four machine guns. The
Brooklyn is a fatter boat than tha Kmperado
Carlos V and the Columbia and Minneapolis,
whieb are only protected, not armoreJ, and
carry smaller guns, are much faster.
Of a suggestion that Spain's armored cruiser
might be after tho Paris, Clement A. arlscani,
Jr.. resident manager of the International Navi
gation Company, said yesterday; "Wo bare re
icelvod no report from tbo Prnnland about the
Carlos V., nor will we, either iara or at oi)rPhtla
dalphla onlce. Wo don't rare a darn what tbt
'.Captain of tha Pennland sew on Sunday. At
ht tints, tba JV " t least 1.000 niUaa
-.kom 4JuetrtDWi Wl tfc4VAUat4tUlftgj(
' ' I.' "' ' l!1
miles from that port. So the Spanish cruiser la
at least 600 miles behind the Paris, If tbo report
received by Trm SUM, which la tho first report
tbat baa come to me. Is correct"
If tha Spanish cruisers hunting for American
vessels in tho North Atlantic have missed the
Parle, as they doubtless have, tlior Cull
And no other ateamsblpa flying the 8Urs
and Stripes away from our coasts. The
Parla waa tho last of tha small ocean
crossing fleet of steamships tbat wa had
pn tha sea. Thero aro only a few American bull
ing ressols that are now in the neighborhood ot
tho coast of Europe, the principal one ot which
is tho big clipper Bbenandoah. bound from Ban
Francisco for Liverpool with 4.800 Ions ot
wheat. Sho may fall a victim to ono of tho
crulssra, but as tho ocean Is a pretty big nlace.
ahe has a fair chance ot escaping.
important poirvxn troitKs OONV.
bae rih Only Twa That Made Smaktleaa
Powder tUawn Dp 18 nr UO Uvea Lett.
BIN FniKClSCO, Cal April 20. A telephone
report came from Santa Crttit to-nlgh that
threo explosions occiirrcd at 0:30 P. M. at lbs
California Powder Works, gear that city, where
big Government contracts ore being filled. The
explosions were s6 heavy that they shook tba
city liko an earthquake.
It waa reported later that tan men ware killed
In the explosion. Nona but whlto men It em
ployed there. Tbe explosion destroyed five
small frame bufldlngs, constituting tha naw
plant for manufacturing United States Army
smokeless powder. Thla plant was Installed
last summer, and had recently begun opera
tions. Soma of its first output was shipped East
about tan days ago, when an entire train of
fifteen cars was loaded with one shipment mado
up principally of brown prismatlo powder for
the United SUUsNavy.
The explosion was followed by a Are, which
spread to the surrounding timber, A force ot
100 employees was immediately called out to
tight tho lire. Tho latest reports say tho tiro
has been extinguished. The part of tho works
destroyed was on tb,o opposite sldo of the San
Lorenzo Hit er from the main plant whore brown
prismatlo powder for tho nary is made.
Unless tbe valuable machinery used tn tho
manufacture of army smokeless powder was
destroyed the plant may easily bo duplicated
In a few days, and the manufacture of nrmy
powderrosumed Within ten days. No powder ox
cept that in process of manufacture Is knownto
have been destroyed. There was probably about
000 pounds of that In the buildings, Tbe cauao
of the explosion la not yet known.
jCafer Botwecn fifteen and twenty persons
were killed in the explosion. Their bodios have
been recovered. They were mainly young boys,
omployed as helpers In the smokeless powder
works. Tho nltro-glycerlne ana gun cotton
works were also destroyed.
Tbo force of tho explosion was so great that
tho shingles from tbo roots of buildings were
blown Into Santa Cruz, over two miles away.
Tha worst feature of tho disaster Is that this
was ono of the two smokeless powder works In
tbe country, end tho Government Is anxious to
got all of this powder possible. Only last week
a shipment ot 100 tons was made to the East It
will take several months to rebuild tbe workr.
ahOABTA IN TUE COltTZS.
He Saya There ft nothing Like a ministerial
Special CabU Deipatch to Tfrc ntnr.
Madkid, April 2a The Spanish Congress was
regularly opened yesterday. Tbe Marquis Vega
do Armljo waa reelected President of tho Cham
ber of Deputies, and tbe nddrcBS in reply to the
speech from tbo throno was unanimously ap
proved. Premier Sagasta, In reply to a speech bySeflor
Itomero Robledo. denied tho existence of any
thing resembling a Ministerial crisis. He de
clared that tbe constitutional guarantees would
not be suspended except In case of absolute ne
cessity. He protested against tbo American
calumnies, injustice, nnd aggression which had
obliged the Government to reply to war with
Conservatives, Hepubllcans, nnd Carlisle
joined in the discussion, promising that tbelr
respective parties would patriotically support
Soflor Sagatta announced tbat it vt ould bo Im
possible to give information as to tho Govern
ment's intentions In the matter of prlrateerlnir,
as tho present stato of affairs demanded tbo
Seflor Emillo Cnstclar. tbo former Hepublican
leader, mado his appearance In tho Chamber
and knelt and took tbe oath among a group of
A rote of confidence in tho Government was
In regard to prltnteerlng Premier Sagasta
Anally drclated that the present standpoint of
tho Government was thesamn ns tbat adopted
prior to tbo Treaty of Paris. Tho Government,
he said, anuroved the plan of war A I'outrance.
rlt.iSEH INTO JAMAICA.
The npablah Sleniner Trlerra Naya an Ameri
can Cruiser Pnrsu.d Her ta Ulnskton.
Xrtclml rati, ftifaleh to Tnr Kvn
Kinoston', Jamaica. April 20. The Bpanlsh
stoamer lelesfora, bound from Galveston for
Manchester with a cargo of groin and cotton.
had a narrow escape from being captured to-day
by an American cruiser. When the Spaniard
was first seen she was some distance out at tea,
with the Amorlcan In pursuit of her. The
Telesfom. was apparently carrying nvery oound
of steam her boilers would stand, but tbe cruiser
was rapidly overhauling Per.
It was evident that the Spanish steamer was
doing hor best to got Into British waters, where
tbe cruiser could not touch her, and In this she
was successful, gstting within the three-mile
limit beforo hor pursuer could coma within
range to compel her to heave to.
The Telfsfora la now anohored In tha harbor
The Post aj ahn fl.atrvet Iba Rlaht la Ael
a. Ki.nl. May tllelnln.
SjitcM Cubit DrtltaUh to THE SIX
nmiLIN, April 20 Tho NonldtutMcht Allot
mtint Zeitung taja tbat tbe salo of theliam-burp-Amerleun
lino steamers Columbia and
Noriuannla to Spain was effected with the ap
probation of tha Gov ernmtnt.
Tho Pott asserts that th. strong pro-Bpanlsh
sympathies of Canada aro likely to cause anxie
ty In Washington, 'iho paper also declares
that, despite tho declarations of nou'rallty cm
tbo part ot Italy and Great Britain, Germany
will persist In maintaining a waiting a.ttltude,
reserving tho right to,mako a decision later,
which will (Upend on Vaiulls.
bPAX.KS PIEVT KTtLT. LJSOV.US.
NufctKly Srrws la Ituan Mliru the Vci.rls Will
Inv. HI. tlnreut.
Fftctal Cable Minolta lo Tm 80s,
St. ViKChNT, C'P Ycrilo Islands, April 20-
;i;'J() P. M. -Tbo Spanish squadron is stilt hcio.
Tho vessel aro cnsllng from the steimorClu-
dad do CmlU.
No reliable Information ran be obtained as to
when tho squadron will sail.
ICv.ry ilanr in the bay
throuih Iraiu leaves Or.ud Cotral hUMoa forth
North orWt.1 torts. Nw York Cotral. UoM
taUlt, lata papf. 4dr,
,11.1 IIWIM I
Three additional -,tralas taeb way latlyjo Bar'
DiOO u3l. TUX. I
mm FIB CUBA? j
Fires Reported All Along tha '
URGE AREAS BURNED OVER, ' J
Spaniard Fearful of Defeat, May .1
Be Firing Towns., I '.'I
One Cnnarrftllon aa Keen rrtia n Run's Yaeht Vlf
Jsaaaarea lo Cavar a (Ilia nr ranalrt j - M
Dense damn, or hmsht ArUlnai rreas ,,?!
Towns In Provisos or nalanaaa v 'm
Kky Wwfr. April 20. There aro fires on the II
llneof theCubancoastesfaralongastheAmer- ' 7
lean ships havo patrolled. Large areas aro op- j '
narently covered by each conflagration. Tha
smoke rises sometimes In great white clouda. '
Somo In dense black columns. 1,
The fi res aro so far Inland that It Is Impossible-
to tell what Is burning, but, aa tbo woods and 'i
Holds aro very dry at tbls season of tbe year, f
tbe probabilities are that they have caught Ore, ,-E
although tboy may have been lighted by tbt -
Cuban Insurgents or the Spaniards for purposes
of their own. &
It has been surmised tbat the Spaniards havo '
already begun to burn all Cuban tovvna in on- :!i
tlclnatlonof defeat or for revenge against tba t
Insurgents, but thero la no way In which to ,
learn positively whether such is the case. '"$
However; as the country has been pretty well jit
devastated by the Spaniards In the past threo . J
years, thero aro not many bouaea left to buna t , fh
and the presumption la strongly against suoh 4
At 10 o'clook on Tuesday morning a 9uw WM
yacht waa about-ten-raUeaoQT chore, staemlnar n. fJ?l
wcat toward Havana, fifteen miles dtatfcnt, and tgll
thsre wore tben In plain sight, four separata 'M
flres. To the far east there were two whlto EJ
clouda not far apart bat evidently arising from 'ff
different sources. I rM
The coast lino was almost lost to sight at k
that point, and' it was estimated that the Area 'JS
must have been seen at Hatansas province. ig
Probably In tbe vicinity of Corral Nuevo and 38
Mollnos two small towns Inland and not far s
to the west from the city of Matanzas. H
To tbe west, and back some dtstanee from i f
the shore was a tremendous tire which mutt st
have spread over tbe country for a mile. The M
smoko waa black and kept spreading to tha ! 'fi
westward. The location must have bean very i
close to the town of Gunabe, which Is situated S
about four miles back from the sea on A llttla 1
river, or about twelve miles from Havana. ! i
Mill furthor toward tbe east another column j fl
of smoke could be mado out and asTiIBStrtr j
yacbtdrew nearer It became apparent that tbo i
(Ire was within four or Ave miles of Havana and ,'
In very close proximity to Ouansbacoa. on Jo ( fi
other aide of Havana. v
Clnsadown to the shore waa yet another jg
cloud of smokn although not of such dimensions
aa those already mentioned. y.
This last ono waa caused unumtakenulr by" J
tbe burning of dried grass as there Wax " ,
bouses in sight
UATTLEaUlP OllBOON KEPOntED. A
A IlrllUU meaner -rt Iter Tahlna feat at -j
Pnala Artnat. j
U1-KNO8 Av. itis, April 20. A Hritlsh steamer j
just arrived at Moutovldio, reports that aha . j
left tbe United States battleship Oregon and the ' '
gunboat Marietta takiug coal at Punta Arenas (
in tbe Straits of Magellon. 1
It la bellaved that tho rlpanith torpedo boat f j.
Temerarlo It about togoout 1
ar.SJixo vo,u. 10 xue apAWjau. ' rj
0,000 Taaa l Us la Barewlena ao.OOO Vna y
Kent In Manila, 1
Sftetal Com Detpatch to Tut Sua J f
UimjuX, April 27. Tho Chronicle eaye that a j y
Norwegian steamer hat arranged to take at th j
end of tba current vttok 2 000 tops of coal from i
Orlmtby to Harcelona. I
TheCAionfWe adds: "If this Is allowed our J
neutrality Is a force' I
Syndey, N.8. VT., April 2(L-0urlng tbe paa
two weeks 50,000 tons of coal have bean sent
from Newcastle, N, 8. W ,o Manila,
.TBAUEH IRELAND DETAINED. U
by lha I'alU SlalM. J
Svtolal Cable D.ipafcA lo TuiHra. V '
DUPUX, April 20. The Channol mail steamer f
Ireland has beendetalnod by tho authorities at . ,
Klmrstown because of the belief that she has f .
heen purchased by tha United States. She waa V
to have sailed to-day on her revular trip to
Holyhead, but was prevented from leaving. 1
Wnrtb tlac. -J
siwp..av.nw Loan oaten ana tut. ttMUUViiia I
sil'ii jjsstf aeatafffei ii'i flT'lilS i''lisii's 'iii""'-,- i iTTMlfaati